The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Security Analyst featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Security Analyst
Rank 360 382 408
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Security Analyst 306 298 244
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.57% 0.51% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.61% 0.54% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 178 185
Median daily rate £430 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.84% -3.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £543 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £384 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.23% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 2
Median hourly rate £22.25 £40.22 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.67% +13.28%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.25 £40.22 £35.50
% change year-on-year
-44.67% +13.28%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 55363 53299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.95% 94.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 32914 35215 32203
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1615 2084 2078
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.78% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.72
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +1.67%

Security Analyst
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Security Analyst in the job title.

Security Analyst Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016.

Security Analyst Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Security Analyst
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK.

Security Analyst Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Security Analyst
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Security Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +16 287 £435 +6.42% 61
London +4 133 £488 +8.33% 14
South East -1 49 £420 - 11
East of England +39 35 £413 +22.22% 9
City of London +35 34 £475 +5.55% 4
South West +25 25 £358 -1.37% 10
Yorkshire +14 18 £400 +6.66% 2
North West +7 16 £468 +33.57% 4
Buckinghamshire +25 15 £498 +65.83%
Milton Keynes +29 14 £504 +67.91%
Surrey +8 13 £420 -11.57%
West Yorkshire +14 12 £400 +33.33% 2
Bedfordshire +12 12 £346 - 2
West Midlands -25 12 £371 +14.23% 9
Manchester -2 11 £435 +24.28% 2
Bristol +5 10 £365 -33.63%
West Sussex -1 10 £425 +6.25%
Wales +31 9 £375 -
South Wales +26 9 £375 -
Edinburgh +4 9 £500 +42.85%
Scotland +2 9 £500 +17.64%
Somerset - 9 £378 - 1
Cardiff - 9 £375 -
Ipswich - 9 £550 - 1
Suffolk - 9 £550 - 3
Hertfordshire +12 8 £413 - 3
Crawley +4 7 £425 +6.25%
Essex -3 7 £350 +55.55% 1
Berkshire +5 6 £215 -18.09% 4
Luton +1 6 £500 - 1

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2016, Security Analyst contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Security Analyst in the job title.

1 326 (51.75%) Information Security
2 201 (31.90%) CISSP
3 159 (25.24%) Finance
4 156 (24.76%) Firewall
5 131 (20.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 131 (20.79%) Cybersecurity
6 124 (19.68%) SIEM
7 100 (15.87%) Security Operations
7 100 (15.87%) CISM
8 95 (15.08%) Windows
9 94 (14.92%) PCI DSS
10 84 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
11 80 (12.70%) Network Security
12 77 (12.22%) Cisco
13 72 (11.43%) Risk Management
14 64 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
15 60 (9.52%) Management Information System
15 60 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
15 60 (9.52%) Linux
15 60 (9.52%) Security Cleared
16 58 (9.21%) Active Directory
17 57 (9.05%) Banking
18 56 (8.89%) Intrusion Detection
19 52 (8.25%) Security Management
20 51 (8.10%) CheckPoint
21 49 (7.78%) Security Operations Centre
22 46 (7.30%) ITIL
23 44 (6.98%) CISA
24 43 (6.83%) Intel Security
24 43 (6.83%) SC Cleared

Security Analyst Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 11 (1.75%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (0.79%) IIS
4 3 (0.48%) Skype for Business
5 2 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.16%) Apache
6 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.16%) nginx
6 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.16%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (2.70%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.06%) MS Office
3 8 (1.27%) MS PowerPoint
3 8 (1.27%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.27%) SAP GRC
2 4 (0.63%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.48%) SAP R/3
3 3 (0.48%) SAP SD
4 2 (0.32%) assyst
4 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 17 (2.70%) Office 365
2 14 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (0.95%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.16%) IBM Blueworks
Communications & Networking
1 156 (24.76%) Firewall
2 80 (12.70%) Network Security
3 56 (8.89%) Intrusion Detection
4 34 (5.40%) TCP/IP
5 31 (4.92%) WAN
6 29 (4.60%) LAN
7 27 (4.29%) VPN
8 25 (3.97%) SSL
9 19 (3.02%) Internet
10 14 (2.22%) Cisco ASA
10 14 (2.22%) Cisco ISE
11 9 (1.43%) tcpdump
11 9 (1.43%) Wireshark
12 8 (1.27%) IPsec
13 7 (1.11%) SAN
13 7 (1.11%) TACACS
14 6 (0.95%) DNS
15 5 (0.79%) BGP
15 5 (0.79%) FTP
15 5 (0.79%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (1.43%) GIS
2 3 (0.48%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.32%) NonStop SQL
4 1 (0.16%) DB2
4 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.16%) MS Access
4 1 (0.16%) MySQL
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.16%) Power BI
4 1 (0.16%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 4 (0.63%) JIRA
2 2 (0.32%) AppScan
2 2 (0.32%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.16%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.16%) CircleCI
3 1 (0.16%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.16%) Travis CI
3 1 (0.16%) Visual Studio
General
1 159 (25.24%) Finance
2 57 (9.05%) Banking
3 27 (4.29%) Legal
4 24 (3.81%) Retail
5 22 (3.49%) Telecoms
6 9 (1.43%) Law
7 8 (1.27%) Financial Institution
8 7 (1.11%) Marketing
9 6 (0.95%) Manufacturing
10 5 (0.79%) Investment Banking
10 5 (0.79%) Local Government
11 4 (0.63%) Electronics
12 3 (0.48%) Military
13 2 (0.32%) Games
13 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Advertising
14 1 (0.16%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.16%) French Language
14 1 (0.16%) Publishing
14 1 (0.16%) Wholesale Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (1.11%) .NET
2 6 (0.95%) HTML
3 5 (0.79%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.48%) Web Services
5 2 (0.32%) SAML
6 1 (0.16%) ELK Stack
6 1 (0.16%) J2EE
6 1 (0.16%) JSP
6 1 (0.16%) OAuth
6 1 (0.16%) OpenID
6 1 (0.16%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 64 (10.16%) Analytical Skills
2 60 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 49 (7.78%) Security Operations Centre
4 41 (6.51%) Cyberthreat
5 22 (3.49%) Data Centre
6 21 (3.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 16 (2.54%) PKI
8 11 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (1.75%) RSA SecurID
9 10 (1.59%) CESG
10 9 (1.43%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.27%) SWIFT
12 6 (0.95%) Computer Science
12 6 (0.95%) Cyber Attack
12 6 (0.95%) Mathematics
13 5 (0.79%) Mainframe
13 5 (0.79%) PMI
13 5 (0.79%) Virtual Team
14 3 (0.48%) Fixed Income
14 3 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 95 (15.08%) Windows
2 60 (9.52%) Linux
3 31 (4.92%) Unix
4 19 (3.02%) Windows Server
5 15 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (2.22%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (1.75%) Windows 7
8 7 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (0.95%) Windows 8
10 4 (0.63%) Solaris
11 2 (0.32%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.16%) AIX
12 1 (0.16%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.16%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.16%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 326 (51.75%) Information Security
2 131 (20.79%) Cybersecurity
3 124 (19.68%) SIEM
4 100 (15.87%) Security Operations
5 84 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 72 (11.43%) Risk Management
7 60 (9.52%) Penetration Testing
8 52 (8.25%) Security Management
9 46 (7.30%) ITIL
10 41 (6.51%) Data Loss Prevention
11 40 (6.35%) Incident Management
12 39 (6.19%) Stakeholder Management
13 37 (5.87%) Vulnerability Scanning
14 36 (5.71%) Vulnerability Assessment
15 34 (5.40%) Project Management
16 31 (4.92%) Data Protection
16 31 (4.92%) ISMS
16 31 (4.92%) Risk Assessment
17 27 (4.29%) Information Security Management
17 27 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 23 (3.65%) PowerShell
2 18 (2.86%) Python
3 11 (1.75%) C#
4 10 (1.59%) VB
5 9 (1.43%) Java
5 9 (1.43%) SQL
6 6 (0.95%) C
6 6 (0.95%) JavaScript
6 6 (0.95%) Perl
7 5 (0.79%) VBScript
8 4 (0.63%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.48%) Ruby
10 1 (0.16%) PHP
10 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 201 (31.90%) CISSP
2 100 (15.87%) CISM
3 60 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 44 (6.98%) CISA
5 43 (6.83%) SC Cleared
6 39 (6.19%) Degree
7 30 (4.76%) CEH
8 28 (4.44%) SANS
9 23 (3.65%) GCIH
10 22 (3.49%) GIAC
11 18 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (2.86%) GCIA
12 15 (2.38%) ISEB
13 13 (2.06%) GSEC
14 12 (1.90%) CISMP
15 10 (1.59%) CRISC
16 9 (1.43%) CLAS
16 9 (1.43%) SSCP
17 8 (1.27%) CESG Certified Professional
18 7 (1.11%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 131 (20.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 94 (14.92%) PCI DSS
3 20 (3.17%) COBIT
4 17 (2.70%) SLA
5 6 (0.95%) GPG13
6 5 (0.79%) GxP
6 5 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.63%) QA
8 3 (0.48%) ISO27002
9 2 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 2 (0.32%) ISO27005
10 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
10 1 (0.16%) HMG Infosec
10 1 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.16%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.16%) RMADS
System Software
1 58 (9.21%) Active Directory
2 14 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (1.59%) BitLocker
4 9 (1.43%) Snort
5 4 (0.63%) ACF2
6 2 (0.32%) RACF
7 1 (0.16%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 27 (4.29%) QRadar
2 21 (3.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
3 18 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
4 15 (2.38%) RSA Archer
5 12 (1.90%) Nessus
6 11 (1.75%) EnCase
7 7 (1.11%) SCCM
8 5 (0.79%) AirWatch
8 5 (0.79%) Nmap
8 5 (0.79%) WSUS
9 4 (0.63%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 4 (0.63%) zSecure
10 2 (0.32%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.32%) HP Fortify
10 2 (0.32%) IBM BigFix
10 2 (0.32%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.32%) RSA enVision
10 2 (0.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (0.32%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.32%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 77 (12.22%) Cisco
2 51 (8.10%) CheckPoint
3 43 (6.83%) Intel Security
4 40 (6.35%) Splunk
5 37 (5.87%) Microsoft
5 37 (5.87%) Qualys
6 33 (5.24%) ArcSight
7 27 (4.29%) Juniper
8 23 (3.65%) Cyber-Ark
9 22 (3.49%) F5
10 21 (3.33%) Palo Alto
11 20 (3.17%) Blue Coat
12 18 (2.86%) SAP
13 17 (2.70%) IBM
14 15 (2.38%) Symantec
14 15 (2.38%) VMware
15 12 (1.90%) Forcepoint
16 10 (1.59%) Rapid7
16 10 (1.59%) Sourcefire
17 8 (1.27%) ServiceNow
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